Pregnant woman gunned down in Krabi

PHUKET CITY: Police in Krabi are investigating the murder of a heavily pregnant woman gunned down in her home on Saturday night.

Inspector Santhi Kongsiri of the Khao Panom Police identified the deceased as 19-year-old Sunee Phukaoluan. Also killed in the attack was her unborn child, only one month from full term.

The killings follow a wave of violent crimes in Phuket, roughly 20km across lower Phang-nga Bay from Krabi.

The victim’s mother said that she, Ms Sunnee, Ms Sunnee’s boyfriend and two relatives were watching television in their single-story home when a man appeared at the front door demanding to be let in.

Being nearest to the door, Ms Sunee went to open it.

Finding nobody there, she went outside to look around. She was turning to go back into the home when she was shot in the right side of the stomach. She made it back into the house but collapsed in front of the television.

Her family rushed her to Khao Phanom Hospital where she later died.

Police are investigating jealousy as a possible motive.

A former boyfriend may have hired a gunman to carry out the attack after the new boyfriend moved in to live with the victim, police said.

Two bullet casings were collected as evidence at the scene.

— Nation Channel

Phuket News

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